I am asking because I have become more and more interested in the sport, and just want a better understanding of how things progress.
So do these players just play and stay in the top tier levels of skill, and once a season starts they get invited to compete? Or do they have to be in the top tiers and then sign up to the competitions?
And am I right in seeing that a total of 48 players begin each competition but then it quickly dwindles down to the top players?
I'm sorry if these are answered somewhere else, like I said am problem over-complicating the answers I have already read, I guess I just need someone to ELI5.